28 Jun '12, 1pm

Environmental Legend David Brower Turns 100

Environmental Legend David Brower Turns 100

© Earth Island Institute / Sierra Club David Brower at a light table. Photo courtesy of Earth Island Institute. One thing I love about working for the Sierra Club is its rich legacy. Since John Muir's time, countless Club leaders have carried the torch and fought to protect our parks and wildlands for future generations. Looking back in appreciation makes us all grateful for our country’s natural heritage and motivates us to continue that legacy. That’s why this week we're recognizing David Brower , one of the country's most important environmental heroes, who would have turned 100 on July 1. Not only was he the Sierra Club's very first executive director, serving from 1952-1969, he also started Friends of the Earth, Earth Island Institute, and the League of Conservation Voters. He was even nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times. But David Brower was more than a r...

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